The History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series returns this autumn. The 2014-15 series – organised by a group of historians of medicine based at London universities and hosted by the Wellcome Library – will commence with four seminars in the autumn term.
The series will be focused on pre-modern medicine, which we take to cover European and extra-European history before the 20th century (antiquity, medieval and early modern history, some elements of 19th-century medicine). The seminars are open to all.
PROGRAMME FOR AUTUMN 2014
Tuesday 14 October 2014: Dr Anke Timmermann (University of Cambridge / London), ‘Bottled Knowledge: Drawings of Flasks and Vessels in Alchemical Manuscripts’
Tuesday 28 October 2014: Dr Jennifer Evans (University of Hertfordshire), ‘Men, Medicine and Masculinity: Male Sexual Health in the Long 17th Century’
Tuesday 11 November 2014: Dr Laurence Totelin (University of Cardiff), ‘Retail Therapy: Selling and Buying Drugs in the Ancient World’
Tuesday 25 November 2014: Dr Irina Metzler (University of Swansea), ‘Approaches to Cognitive Disability in the Middle Ages: Thinking about “Fools” and “Idiots”’
All seminars will take place in the Wellcome Library, 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE. Doors at 6pm prompt, seminars will start at 6.15pm.
The programme for January-March 2015 will follow in the new year.
Organising Committee: Elma Brenner (Wellcome Library, convenor), Michael Brown (Roehampton), Elena Carrera (QMUL), Sandra Cavallo (RHUL), John Henderson (Birkbeck, London), William MacLehose (UCL), Anna Maerker (KCL), Patrick Wallis (LSE), Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (Goldsmiths).